Mechanical Engineering (Doctoral program)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
|Faculty||Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science|
|Location||UOIT, North Oshawa|
|Start dates||September, January and May|
|Length||Approximately 48 months, based on full-time study|
|Program format||Courses with PhD research thesis|
Focus areas of research include mechatronics and manufacturing, as well as energy and thermofluids engineering. Automotive systems are also a major focus, as this discipline relates to many applications in mechanical engineering.
The main objective of the PhD program in Mechanical Engineering is to prepare graduates for a career in research, industry, government and/or teaching. Graduates of the program are expected to be able to conduct independent research. Program objectives are achieved through a combination of advanced course work, independent research, research seminars, mandatory workshops, research publication and a research dissertation. The research dissertation must comprise a new contribution to the field of study.
- Automotive Engineering
- Energy and Thermofluids Engineering
- Mechatronics and Manufacturing Engineering
- Completion of a Master of Applied Science (MASc) level degree in engineering from a Canadian university, or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
- A minimum B+ average (GPA: 3.3 on a 4.3 scale or 77 to 79 per cent).
Required supporting documents:
Please see the checklist of required documents for a list of supporting documentation that must be submitted with your application.
Required test scores for English language proficiency:
See English language proficiency for the minimum required test scores for this program.
Please see application deadlines for specific dates. Note that the application deadlines listed are for both the online application and all supporting documentation.
How to apply
Applications for admission to all graduate studies programs are submitted online. There are five steps you must go through to complete the application process. See application process and requirements for step-by-step instructions.
Sample research areas:
- Automotive systems
- Biomass combustion and gasification
- Dynamics, vibration and noise
- Energy conversion and management
- Engineering design
- Fuel cells and integrated energy systems
- Hydrogen production, storage, transportation, delivery and use
- Heat transfer, fluid mechanics and multiphase flows
- Integrated and combined cycle power generation
- Manufacturing and materials
- Mechanics of solids and structures
- Modelling and simulation of energy systems
- Multi-generation energy systems
- Refrigeration and air conditioning
- Renewable energy systems (wind, solar, geothermal)
- Robotics, automation and controls
- Thermal energy storage
For program requirements, including required number of credits for completion, program maps and course descriptions, please see the Graduate Academic Calendar and Course Catalogue.
Internal awards and funding
Applicants to research-based graduate programs who are studying full-time are automatically considered for some types of funding at the time of admission.
Types of funding that do not require an application:
- Entrance scholarships
- Minimum funding packages
- Teaching assistantships, research assistantships and graduate research assistantships
For more details on the above funding opportunities, see graduate student awards and funding.
Please note: Part-time students are not eligible for the above funding opportunities.
External awards and funding
Graduate program applicants are encouraged to apply for external awards to help finance their education. The application process differs for each competition, so review the information carefully to determine where and when you must apply. Please note: The majority of these awards are for domestic or permanent residents only.
Tuition fees for graduate programs at UOIT are charged on a flat-fee or fee-per-credit basis and vary by program and student status.
For current, specific fees and details on flat-fee versus fee-per-credit programs, please see tuition and fees.